The powerful 8-bay, quad-core TS-831X includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-831X provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which introduces an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS, and Container Station, which allows you to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-831X is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- 10GbE readiness, SSD cache, and hardware-accelerated encryption engine
- VJBOD allows using the TS-831X to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
- Enjoy containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
- Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
- Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
- Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch
- Scalable design with 2 QNAP expansion enclosures UX-800P for total storage capacity of up to 24 drives
Quad-core 1.7 GHz* CPU, 4GB/8GB/16GB RAM and hardware-accelerated encryption
The TS-831X is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor with 4GB/8GB/16GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, two 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports as well as Gigabit LAN ports, and an PCIe expansion slot for an additional Network Interface Card (NIC). The TS-831X's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-831X.
*Newly upgraded from 1.4 GHz NAS model
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.2.2
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD: NAS and PCs are connected.
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; 10GbE NIC: QNAP LAN-10G2SF-MLX ; Windows® 10
10GbE-ready with built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports and supports 10GBASE-T LAN card
The TS-831X offers not only two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a third 10GbE port for flexible high-speed network deployment. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the 10GbE-ready TS-831X is perfect for companies to store massive amounts of data and excel in fast data transmission.
QM2 expansion card redeﬁnes NAS function
QNAP's QM2 is a PCIe expansion card that features dual M.2 SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity* (individual cards may vary in functionality). This allows users to easily set up SSD caching to optimize NAS performance. 10GbE-compatible models can also future proof the TS-831X for use with 10GbE networks. Equipped with a dedicated cooling module, the QM2 can maintain its high performance even when tasked with the highest workloads.
*Selected models with 10GbE connectivity is backward compatible with 5GbE/2.5GbE/1GbE/100MbE network.
Learn more: QM2
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-831X supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
Learn more: SSD cache
Fast Disaster Recovery with Snapshots
The TS-831X supports block-based Snapshots, which can record and save the state of the file system and the metadata of the files outside the file system at any time. In the event of an unexpected NAS failure or if struck by a ransomware attack, the snapshots remain intact, allowing you to quickly and easily restore the system back to a previous normal state. You can preserve and restore multiple versions of the same file, folder or even the entire volume. The TS-831X supports up to 64 snapshots per volume or LUN (up to 256 in total). Snapshot Replica facilitates double protection that replicates snapshots to a remote QNAP NAS or server.
Note: The Snapshots feature will be available from QTS 4.3.4.
Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots
VJBOD: use NAS to expand other NAS capacity for maximizing sharing economy
Besides using physical storage expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-831X offers a high potential capacity for you to economically expand other QNAP NAS storage with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on the virtual disks for operating NAS services.
1. ARM-based NAS currently does not support VJBOD "Host" function to utilize other NAS storage space.
2. The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).
Learn more: VJBOD
Rapidly deploy IoT apps with Container Station
QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-831X as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. What's more, Container Station provides an ideal platform with countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to easily apply, rapidly develop, and conveniently deploy IoT applications. Simply search "IoT" in Container Station, acquire proper containers, and create your diverse IoT applications.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you.
Learn more: QTS
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-831X supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-831X and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-831X supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook® email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-831X. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-831X with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-831X to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec Backup Exec™ are also supported.
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
The TS-831X offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-831X also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-831X provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-831X supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
The TS-831X can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. It can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers (connecting multiple servers at the same time is possible) or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; via VPN Client on your NAS, for example, you can connect to VPN servers in foreign countries for accessing regionally-restricted services.
Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search
The TS-831X supports Qsirch, a search tool for quick file searching. Qsirch supports thumbnail previews, and even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
Learn more: Qsirch
File synchronization across multiple devices
Qsync utility turns your TS-831X into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-831X will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Learn more: Qsync
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-831X. The TS-831X offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TS-831X's functionality.
Learn more: App Center
Expand storage capacity easily
The TS-831X supports online capacity expansion by connecting two QNAP expansion enclosures for storing rapidly-growing data, especially ideal for storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more. You can gradually expand the TS-831X's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)*, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-831X, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:
|QNAP NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)|
*RAID groups of storage pools cannot cross multiple enclosures.
Note: To expand a volume over 16TB, please update to QTS 4.3.4 (or later).
The TS-831X utilizes an energy-efficient quad-core ARM® processor that features low voltage and low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations and suitable for an always-online business cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-831X supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
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The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
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Accessories (Optional Purchase):
|Storage expansion accessories|
|Tower 8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|Tower 5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|4GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|SFP+ DAC Cable|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m|
|QNAP Single-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ Network Expansion Card|
|QNAP Dual-port Gigabit Network Expansion Card|
|QM2: M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe Expansion Card|
|Dual M.2 22110/2280 SATA SSD expansion card|
|Dual M.2 22110/2280 PCIe NVMe SSD expansion card|
|Dual M.2 2280 SATA SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card|
|Dual M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card|